San Leandro woman murdered by her boyfriend, suspect arrested

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A young San Leandro woman was killed by her boyfriend inside her apartment on Marina Boulevard.

According to the San Leandro Police Department, police entered the apartment at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate an assault. They then found a 24-year-old woman lying in a bed. 

The San Leandro Police Department said she had suffered “significant trauma to her head and upper torso.” 

The victim was declared deceased at the homicide scene. 

Detectives found surveillance video and interviewed witnesses. Eventually, they determined that the suspected killer was the boyfriend, who lived with the victim. 

Police identified the boyfriend as 23-year-old Chataron Rose.

On Sunday, detectives found Rose in a San Francisco residence and arrested him. 

“We are grateful to have dedicated and passionate detectives with strong investigative prowess. Hopefully, the quick closure of this case can bring some solace to the victim’s family,” police Lt. Matthew Barajas said.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, call 911, or call Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments’ 24-hour crisis line at 510-794-6055.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.